White Christmas assured. Painted orange, this Mi-4 took part in the First Soviet Antarctic Expedition which established the Soviet Mirny polar station in 1956. Very soon after a visting US Navy photographer took this shot, the helicopter was struck off charge and dumped nearby as returning it to Russia for a necessary overhaul was deemed uneconomical. Note C-47s in the background. Photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Wilson / Naval History and Heritage Command
Photographed somewhere between CFB Cold Lake and CFB Goose Bay are J-202 and J-642, both F-16As in 312 squadron markings. If you look closely, you might be able to see that the small aerial refuel door is painted in two tone blue. The original door was found unserviceable just before the journey which would include air to air refuelling and had to be fixed. Due to the great co-operation with the USAF Aggressor squadron the small door could be borrowed from one of their serviceable jets. It shows the great friendship between the two nations.